Government

Section of S.R. 156 in Eden to be closed for 2 hours Friday for trail work

EDEN — A stretch of multi-use trail connecting Wolf Creek to Eden is under construction and expected to be completed by spring. But to accomplish that feat, a two-hour road closure is scheduled this Friday.


Government

Pesky land-use provision removed from final national defense bill

OGDEN — Amid fiery talk about military preparedness, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act at the White House Tuesday. And Northern Utah residents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the provision that could have forced the Ogden Nature Center to relocate was yanked from the final legislation.


Government

FACT CHECK: Marijuana town hall at Bonneville High School

WASHINGTON TERRACE — Last week’s town hall meeting at Bonneville High School focused on the ills of marijuana, presenting data primarily from a law enforcement perspective. And some of the information shared seemed to merit closer scrutiny. 


Health Care

Former Utah Congressman launches company to study cannabis

SPRINGVILLE — Former Utah Congressman Chris Cannon has launched a new company for the purpose of conducting cannabidiol studies, the first which will focus on Utah participants wrestling with pain, anxiety or sleep issues.


Health Care

Open enrollment period still open, but not for long

This year’s abbreviated open-enrollment period for individual health insurance coverage — Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 — has started winding down. But there is still time to explore plans and sign up for an option that might help 2018 run more smoothly. 


Government

Town hall meeting touts multiple ills of marijuana

WASHINGTON TERRACE — The divide between law enforcement and medical cannabis proponents appeared to be deep and wide Wednesday night during a town hall meeting held at Bonneville High School. 


Health Care

Kratom beginning to rival cannabis in controversy over risks, benefits

KAYSVILLE — Kaysville resident Lora Romney is among a growing number of people seeking viable alternatives to opioids to treat chronic pain. Earlier this year she discovered kratom, a ground-up botanical grown primarily in Southeast Asia.


Government

Better data, more inclusive culture could help reduce youth suicides in Utah

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information from Thursday’s press conference and will continue to be updated through the day.


Government

Weber County plans to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors

OGDEN — In light of the nation’s raging opioid epidemic, Weber County officials approved taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies and distributors of the highly addictive drugs.


Health Care

CBD oil touted as broadly beneficial, but still potentially illegal

A quick internet search yields scores of websites touting cannabidiol or CBD oil as an aid to relieve pain and anxiety, minimize epileptic seizures, protect brain neurons, halt cancer growth, treat acne and more. But reaping benefits can still be prosecuted as a crime, even when Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC — marijuana’s psychoactive component — is absent.


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